Writing to Read is a part of a series of Carnegie Corporation of New York-funded reports intended to re-engineer literacy instruction across the curriculum to drive student achievement.
The initial report, Time to Act: An Agenda for Advancing Adolescent Literacy for College and Career Readiness and corresponding reports were published in September 2009.
Each year, our Federal Report Card grades federal departments within each agency and advises them how to improve.
We grade federal departments on two main criteria: We review submissions from federal agencies between April and October each year.
Their report also supports earlier calls for emphasizing writing in the classroom and across content areas.
Writing is a critical skill, important in its own right; given the evidence that consistent writing time and instruction not only improves writing but also reading, gives us an even more compelling case for finding time in our school day for more writing.And yet, beyond the academy, we get very little training in writing, period.We are just supposed to fumble through and learn other aspects of technical writing on our own.Whenever anyone talks about report writing, images of my academy class and the boring report writing segment always comes to mind.What I didn't know then, but know now, is just how important report writing really is.Because of this, we need to find a way of writing reports that will serve us well throughout our entire career.As a report writing instructor, I am motivated by a school seal that belongs to the Philips Academy, better known as Andover.For decades researchers have emphasized the strong connection between reading and writing, both in theory and in practice.Multiple studies have demonstrated that writing can improve comprehension.Contact us if you experience any difficulty logging in.We evaluate how well federal agencies comply with the Plain Writing Act of 2010.